RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- China defeated Serbia in the final to win gold in the women's table tennis team classes 4-5 event at the Rio Paralympics on Saturday.

Zhang Bian and Gu Gai beat Borislava Peric-Rankovic and Nada Matic 3-0 (11-9, 11-2, 11-9) in the opening doubles match before Zhang overcame Peric-Rankovic 3-0 (11-9, 11-6, 11-7) in their singles duel.

South Korea edged out Sweden 2-1 in the bronze medal match.




Customers select imported goods carried by Zhengzhou-Europe International Block Train in Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province, Aug. 18, 2016. Zhengzhou is one of the Chinese cities having direct cargo trains to Europe. Starting from Zhengzhou, a logistics center and transport hub in Henan, the 10,214-kilometer Zhengzhou-Europe international shuttle train crosses the border at the Alataw Pass in Xinjiang before passing through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus and Poland on its way to Germany's Hamburg. The Zhengzhou-Europe express railway service, which opened in July, 2013, has brought more imported goods, such as IT products, clothes, food and automobile parts to Chinese and European customers. The ancient Silk Road linked China and Europe, and people along the road traded not only commodities but exchanged their cultures and civilizations. Today, cargo trains were a logical development, opening a new channel for the transfer of goods to and from China's central and western regions to compete with the traditional maritime route from the east coast. (XinhuaZhu Xiang)?


BEIJING Nike Air Jordan For Sale , Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- Chinese small and medium-sized banks have stepped up their pace in going public to meet growing capital demand from rapid business expansion and tightened regulation.

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The banks saw varied performance. Six posted double-digits net profit growth in 2016 despite a lackluster banking sector, while Bank of Chengdu reported a year-on-year decline of 8.48 percent.

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Unlike bigger, more renowned peers with abundant depositors, small and medium-sized banks Nike Jordan Retro For Sale , although developing rapidly, often face difficulties in meeting regulatory requirements in capital adequacy, which is a precondition for business expansion. Bank of Xi'an improved its total assets by 3.78 percent from a year ago in 2016, but its capital adequacy ratio dropped 1.2 percent.

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The IPOs will allow banks to secure more financing channels, including private placement and preferred stocks to replenish capital, analysts said. The Economic Information Daily estimated the total capital raised by them will range from 23.95 billion yuan (around 3.6 billion U.S. dollars) to 61.19 billion yuan.

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More than half of the 12 banks had a higher non-performing loan (NPL) ratio in 2016. Bank of Chengdu and Qingdao Rural Commercial Bank saw their NPL ratios rise to 2.21 percent and 2.01 percent, respectively, much higher than the 1.74 percent in the whole sector.

Besides low asset quality, the banks' widely dispersed ownership structures and concentrated business will also pose challenges.

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SEOUL, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- South Korea's exports posted a double-digit increase for the seventh consecutive month thanks to demand for semiconductors and ships, a government report showed Tuesday.

Exports, which account for about half of the Asia's No.4 economy Air Jordan For Sale , jumped 19.5 percent from a year earlier to 48.85 billion U.S. dollars in July, according to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy.

The overseas shipment maintained a double-digit expansion since January and kept an upward trend for nine months in a row.

Imports advanced 14.5 percent to 38.2 billion dollars, sending the trade surplus to 10.65 billion dollars last month. The trade balance stayed in black for 66 months through July.

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Chip exports surged 57.8 percent over the year to 7.89 billion dollars in July, marking the country's second-biggest monthly shipment. Given the solid chip demand, the earnings surprises for Samsung and SK Hynix were forecast to continue in the third quarter.

Ship exports more than tripled at 6.09 billion dollars in July compared with a year ago, leading the overall exports growth.

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